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Old 06-17-2020, 10:27 PM   #1121
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Got refunded for some National Forest campground reservations because the campgrounds were closed due to Covid 19 precautions. I was impressed at the ease of it - just clicked a box that said "Request Refund", added a reason and sent it yesterday. Estimate was 4 to 6 weeks for processing, yet it was approved today!
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Old 06-18-2020, 01:14 AM   #1122
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I have lost about a dozen tomato plants this year also. They grow fine for a few weeks or more, then start wilting, then tip over. The stem just above soil level is very thin, and is being attacked by something..........a fungus, I'm pretty sure. Damping-off fungus is only supposed to kill very young seedlings, but whatever fungus is killing my tomato plants is able to weaken and kill much larger plants.

I don't know what I can do about this. The research I have done on soil-borne fungi basically says there is not a whole lot you can do about it, other than plant your tomatoes in a different area next year. The problem is, this is happening at various locations throughout my whole garden, so it's not restricted to just one small area. Frustrating!
That's exactly what's going on with my tomato plants as well - except for the cherry tomato plant growing in a pot, that one looks very healthy. I might try to get a couple more plants from the nursery and grow them in pots this year.
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Got refunded for some National Forest campground reservations because the campgrounds were closed due to Covid 19 precautions. I was impressed at the ease of it - just clicked a box that said "Request Refund", added a reason and sent it yesterday. Estimate was 4 to 6 weeks for processing, yet it was approved today!
You were lucky to get the refund that fast. Our Hawaiian cruise was cancelled in March the day before we were to leave. We took the option to get a refund and a cruise credit. It finally showed up on my credit card account yesterday I was very patient, as I know they had to have many thousands to process.
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Returned from my early morning bike ride. Then I made a dozen cranberry and cinnamon scones to surprise a friend for her birthday today. I have never made a cake but I can make good scones that she likes and is always asking about. Maybe I will put a candle in one of them.



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Old 06-18-2020, 11:17 AM   #1126
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Had the driveway sealed yesterday and I'm enjoying watching it dry.

Ripping CDS to PC disk and then to a memory stick.

Received notice from our attorney for Megacorp's breach of fiduciary duties. The management of the fund company is offering a 12 million dollar settlement for their part. Average payout of 25k per plaintiff. Then Megacorp is still on the hook for their part. Sounds like when the manager admits their failures Megacorp doesn't have much to defend. Geeze I'm glad I signed up for this.
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Got back from my routine doctor appointment, rescheduled from last April. My doctor is both an internist and an endocrinologist. He says I'm doing fine and my Type 2 diabetes isn't any worse than it was.

Also he thinks Louisiana's re-opening is at a reasonable rate for what he is seeing among his (mostly elderly, overweight, diabetic, vulnerable) patients. He reminded me that slow but steady is the way to resume normal life and said I am progressing with that at a sane/average pace. He also reminded me (and I forgot!) that we are scheduled to enter Phase 3 in a week.
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We were going to go kayaking, but my Mom's tooth that she's scheduled to have filled in a few weeks flared up with pain and swelling. Her dentist was able to get her in at 10:00, said she probably needs a root canal, and is sending her to a periodontist to see if he thinks the tooth can be saved. Taking her there for a 2:30 appointment.
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I am a day late, but yesterday I gave my DH a haircut. I have never given anyone a haircut before, but it turned out pretty good.
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Not much.....watered the plants, walked the dog, sat around, read posts here. Too hot out (90's).
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I am a day late, but yesterday I gave my DH a haircut. I have never given anyone a haircut before, but it turned out pretty good.
Well done! The young wife has cut my hair twice since we locked down. Both times, she was more nervous about it than I was. She did a great job. I may never go back to the barber.

On the other hand, I only dyed her hair once. The minute the salon re-opened, she was there.
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Well done! The young wife has cut my hair twice since we locked down. Both times, she was more nervous about it than I was. She did a great job. I may never go back to the barber.
I cut DH's hair twice too. I asked him how much he normally pays: $20. I decided he's gonna keep going back so I don't have to stress about messing up, and he gets out of my house.

Also, I bet YOU cleaned up the hair afterwards unlike in my house....
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I cut DH's hair twice too. I asked him how much he normally pays: $20. I decided he's gonna keep going back so I don't have to stress about messing up, and he gets out of my house.

Also, I bet YOU cleaned up the hair afterwards unlike in my house....
Of course I cleaned up. My grandmother, my mother and my sister all worked as charwomen. I am following in the family tradition.
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I made home made pasta, I think for the first time ever. I believe it's called "broad noodles" because they seemed easiest. I just used one egg yolk, water, and whole wheat flour that I didn't measure. I used a glass as a rolling pin. I made about two plates full. Maybe 2-3 servings. I finished it all. Not better than dried store bought IMO and a bit of a pain but at least I know I can let myself run out of boxed pasta.
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Lake was glassy flat last night and was cloudless - the effect was incredible as there was no discernible horizon as the lake reflected the stars so well.

This morning took advantage to go out kayaking and had a C-130 directly overfly at surprisingly low altitude. A very rare occurrence for these parts. Was sad that I hadn't taken a camera. Water is so clear. Countless fish in view including some nice size bass.
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This morning took advantage to go out kayaking and had a C-130 directly overfly at surprisingly low altitude. A very rare occurrence for these parts.
We have training aircraft, almost constantly doing wide circles, here from CFB Trenton.....pretty sure a couple of them are CC-130H Hercules.....you're welcome to take one home.
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We have training aircraft, almost constantly doing wide circles, here from CFB Trenton.....pretty sure a couple of them are CC-130H Hercules.....you're welcome to take one home.
I remember those aircraft doing the big long loops when was growing up in that area. Majestic and graceful like a circling vulture! Occasionally you can still see them in the Kingston area where we are now.
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I remember those aircraft doing the big long loops when was growing up in that area. Majestic and graceful like a circling vulture! Occasionally you can still see them in the Kingston area where we are now.
They're still here......I think there are two in the air most times, but can't verify.

When they're flying over I'm often tempted, (but never have done and never will), to run outside shouting "It's OK, it's OK, it's one of ours!"
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Last night I was copying CDS to disk and actually got done about 11:00 PM when I realized I left the memory stick inside DW'S Wrangler. It was outside at the end of the driveway about 100' away. I stepped outside and realized how freaking dark it was! No outside light, the nearest street light is 3 miles away. I was totally lost and almost panicked. I used the fob to unlock the vehicle and it provided light.

This morning I received an invitation to the lawsuit I'm part of against Megacorp and apparently the fund manager who allowed Megacorp to be stupid. Zoom meeting next week will provide many details. The attorney I chatted with said if approved by the plaintiffs this will be a 2020 payment.

We went to the river to walk, as I pulled into the parking lot my cell phone rang through the Wrangler's phone. It was my Tesla advisor telling me my model Y was in Littleton and he was arranging a carrier to bring it here! Hopefully it might arrive before the fourth.
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